"And when I shall die, take him and cut him up in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will fall in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun".
romeo and juliet » the wedding night
"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
Ram sees Leela for the first time
Roméo Et Juliette the (2001) musical? It’s on youtube: part 1 | part 2
If you meant the French Canadian (2006) film, send me another msg and i’ll provide you with a dl link. (for fear of getting my account suspended, i’m not posting movie dl links on here)
lol maybe someday I will.
If you think the deaths in Romeo and Juliet are caused by the two of them falling in love and not by the pointless feud between the adults, you should definitely reread Romeo and Juliet.
Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet’s wedding. (filmed in Tuscania, June 1967)